Irma I. Lopez, 18, of East Windsor was killed in a one-car accident on May 20 in which her car was torn in half.

West Windsor Police Lt. Mark Lee said that Lopez was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion westbound on Princeton-Hightstown Road when she lost control of her car near the curved section of road near the Southfield Shopping Center. The accident occurred at about 8 p.m.

“The vehicle, due to traveling at an unsafe speed, spun out of control clockwise and in a northerly direction,” Lt. Lee said. “The Toyota continued out of control, left the roadway and struck a tree. The force of the impact split the car into two pieces.”

Lopez suffered significant injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident continues to be under investigation by Officer Kyle Brown of the West Windsor Police Traffic Bureau and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Serious Collision Response Team. Any witnesses or people with information are asked to contact Officer Brown at (609) 799-1222 or



George A. Smick, 45, of North Brunswick was charged with credit card theft. Police said that on May 11, Smick allegedly removed credit cards from a wallet that he found in Super Fresh.

DWI arrests

Sumit Sood, 47, of Hancock Court, was charged with drunk driving after being stopped at 1:30 p.m. on Scotts Corner Road on May 3. According to police, Sood, who was driving a black Toyota Camry, was stopped for a having broken license plate light and expired inspection sticker and was found to be intoxicated.

Arrested on a drunk driving charge on May 5 was Vignesh Natarajan, 28, of Monmouth Junction. Police said that a gray 2017 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Natarajan was stopped on Schalks Crossing Road at 2:42 a.m. for erratic driving, and he was determined to be intoxicated. Natarajan was also charged with reckless driving, careless driving and failure to maintain a lane.

Ajay K. Methuku, 48, of Lawrence Township, was arrested May 4 on a drunk driving charge. Police said Mathuku, who was driving a 2008 Honda CRV, was stopped on Route 1 south at 8:02 p.m. for an expired registration and was found to be intoxicated. He was issued summons for reckless driving, unregistered vehicle and uninsured vehicle.

Selvin N. Barrera-Moran, 33, of Trenton was arrested May 6 on a drunk driving charge. Police said that Barrera-Moran was stopped on Route 1 south at 2:23 a.m. for driving his 2004 Black Nissan Murano erratically, and he was found to be intoxicated. He was also ticketed for reckless driving, unlicensed driver, unsafe lane change and driving through a safety zone.

Warrant arrest

Jabri Lewis, 25, of Ewing was arrested May 5 on outstanding warrants. According to police, Lewis was a passenger in a car that was involved in a car accident on Route 1 at Mapleton Road at 1:40 p.m. During investigation of the crash, it was discovered that Lewis was wanted on two failure to appear warrants out of Ewing Township.

West Windsor

Identity theft

Scardy Dominique, 35, of Ewing, was arrested April 4 on drug and theft related charges after attempting to buy phones at AT&T on Route 1 using fake identification.

Officer Ted Hojnacki said that police were called to the AT&T store after Dominique attempted to buy three iPhone X cell phones valued at $3,500.

Dominique gave Oficer Hojnacki a fake New York driver’s license with someone else’s name along with a Visa card bearing the same name. The officer said he asked Dominique for another ID after the number on the driver’s license turned out to be invalid.

During a search of Dominque’s car for another ID, police detected the odor of raw marijuana. A search of the car revealed a clear plastic bag containing under 50 grams of marijuana along with a glass pipe with marijuana residue.

Dominique continue to maintain that he was the person listed on New York ID until a check of his fingerprints revealed his true identity. He was also found to be wanted by both the sheriff’s departments in Mercer and Bucks County.

Dominiqe was charged with identity theft, hindering apprehension, exhibiting false ID to police, possession of marijuana under 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was processed and sent to the Mercer County Correction Center.

Shoplifting arrests

Yvette S. Kelsey, 27, of Princeton and Jenee N. Kelsey, 24 of Trenton were charged with shoplifting at Walmart in the Nassau Park Shopping Center on April 10.

Police said that the two women were at the self-checkout, where they scanned to purchase some items, but then failed to scan several other items, all of which were placed into shopping bags. Kelsey had also concealed merchandise in the pocket of her jacket, police said.

The women were detained by store security and released after the store signed complaints against them.